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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Phosphate Mine

Producer of

Phosphate

Location

North Carolina, USA

Ownership

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (100%)

Geology type

Marine phosphatic sands

Mineral type

Phosphate pebbles

Reserve base

356Mt phosphate rock @ 30.7% P2O5 (2001)

Annual production

Capacity - 6Mt/yr run-of-mine ore

Phosphate rock: 6.6 Mt (2008)

Phosphoric acid: 1.3Mt (2008)

Mining method

Open pit by bucket wheel excavators and draglines, with slurry transport to mill

Processing method

Washing, flotation, chemical processing

Employment

1,015

Key equipment (open pit)

Krupp Fördertechnik materials handling system
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